Designer's Dreams and Doodles

India bound

February 11, 2012

modern Delhi by nightDelhi at 3am we are met as arranged at the airport and discover that while we have been airborne Iqbal has got his visa approved at the last gasp, so will be joining us tomorrow as planned, a great relief on both fronts.

It is cold (5 degrees), not what I had in my head at all, driving through quiet streets, the odd glimpse of an expected India, some roadside encampments and street children around a fire in fairisle sweaters, tarpaulins and the occasional picturesque bashed up three wheeler, contrasts with the fresh concrete of new roads for the commonwealth games, smart cars, adverts. I think I have bought the wrong clothes, my one cardigan will get well used I feel! Smell of wood smoke pervades.

Should I eat the oranges in the room?

by Tom Piper  |  1 comment

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Feb 15, 2:26pm
Helen Hargest

It was great to meet Iqbal Khan and Meera Syal lastweek when they visited the RSC Archive to look at prompt books, programmes and videos of previous RSC productiions of Much Ado About Nothing. They really enjoyed their visit to our wonderful treasure trove of theatre archives and I am in the middle of some research for Meera on actresses who have played Betarice. Looking forward to this production of Much Ado very much.

Have a wonderful time in India. I really want to go there!

Helen Hargest
Archives and Imaging Coordinator

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